Big Brother 2010: housemates celebrate BB 10th birthday!

Today, 10 years ago, an unknown show going by the name of Big Brother hit UK television screens. Now it’s now time for the BB11 housemates to celebrate this very special day.

How it Works

The Housemates have split themselves into three teams of three, plus a Pilot Candle Housemate, responsible for lighting the candles of the competing Housemates, and a Birthday Cake Monitor Housemate, responsible for guarding Big Brother’s cake.

The teams will compete in a relay with a twist – instead of batons, they pass the light of a candle. Each team member must light their candle from the Pilot Candle Housemate and then run one lap of the course. They must then light the candle of the next team member, who runs the same course. Each time the candle goes out, the team must start from the very beginning again, with the first team member running.

The first team with all three members to complete the course must then light the candle on Big Brother’s birthday cake, which is monitored by the Birthday Cake Housemate. This team wins the relay race and each member wins a present from Big Brother.


Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!